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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Whitworth, Adam – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
"Delayed participation" in higher education (HE) is an increasingly important feature of modern HE systems in many countries. Despite this, surprisingly little empirical research has been undertaken seeking to better understand levels of delayed adult participation in HE across Europe. The present article responds to this gap by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Student Participation, Higher Education
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Savas, Gokhan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper reviews the existing literature to discuss how critical race theory has been applied as a theoretical framework to higher educational research in the United States and what its contributions are. To provide necessary context, I will discuss race and racism in the United States, the background of US higher education in relation to race,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Critical Theory, Race
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Marginson, Simon – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
This paper maps the global dimension of higher education and associated research, including the differentiation of national systems and institutions, while reflecting critically on theoretical tools for working this terrain. Arguably the most sustained theorization of higher education is by Bourdieu: the paper explores the relevance and limits of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Power Structure, Cultural Influences
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Burke, Penny Jane – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Drawing on ESRC-funded research (RES-000-22-0832), this article examines the accounts of men participating in London access and foundation programs in relation to their shifting masculine identifications. The author considers how the men's early memories of schooling shape their student masculinities. Their accounts are contextualized in relation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foundation Programs, Males, Masculinity
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Wexler, Philip – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1981
Relates the liberal social theory of education to the current view of education as cultural reproduction and to a proposed critical social theory of education. Topics discussed include the continued existence of social structural contradictions, the rise of fundamentalist social movements in the United States, and using collective cultural…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology
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Bell, L. A. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Stresses the need for an adequate sociology of the school, reviews literature on the study of schools as organizations, and hypothesizes why organizational analysis has not been applied more often to schools. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Acker, Sandra – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1980
Investigates the plight of women academic professionals in Britain and explains why this topic is of particular interest to sociologists. Topics discussed include status of women academics, salary differentials as compared with male colleagues, relations with colleagues, consciousness of women, and feminist concerns. For journal availability, see…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Females, Higher Education, Sex Discrimination
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Jordan, Steve; Yeomans, David – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Asserts that ethnography's development out of anthropology left it tainted with biases from colonialism and imperialism. Discusses several contemporary approaches, including critical ethnography, really useful knowledge, and action research. Suggests further incorporation of postmodernist ideas into the field of ethnography. (MJP)
Descriptors: Action Research, Anthropology, Colonialism, Consciousness Raising
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Walford, Geoffrey – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Data from a study of physics postgraduate research students are used in an attempt to predict the possible effects on university research of any reductions in the numbers of graduate students. Manpower needs are only one important criterion in formulating policy on future numbers of graduate students. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Gleeson, Denis – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1981
Analyzes how vocational education teachers on the high school level in Great Britain perceive the role of teacher in relation to their perceptions of occupational status within their former trades. Emphasis is placed on the uneasy coexistence which is seen to characterize the relations between education and training. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Bell, Adrian – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1981
Based on Max Weber's three ideal types of education (charismatic education, education of the cultivated man, and specialized expert training), the article analyzes interpersonal interaction and students' educational identities in teacher training institutions in Britain. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Interaction
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Murphy, James – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1981
Stressing that class disparity in selective and higher education endures from one society to another irrespective of national differences in politics, ideology, or historical experience, the article examines the postwar debate on education and equality. Emphasis is placed on problems associated with J. S. Coleman's assessments of educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment